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Pisgah American Style Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah American Style Pale AlePisgah American Style Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-01-2005)
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-12-2012 23:41:33 | More by PEIhop
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-06-2012 16:22:42 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-06-2012 00:01:45 | More by kjkinsey
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AustinHughes


4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-04-2012 03:13:17 | More by AustinHughes
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

06-24-2012 21:42:07 | More by OldTime
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random beer gift from a friend, served in a snifter. Beer is amber and clear with a nice off white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is a little hoppy, earthy, floral, nice.

Beer is medium in body and a little buttery, slightly creamy in the mouthfeel, decent but not great, not a repeat for me.

Serving type: growler

06-17-2012 15:52:30 | More by drabmuh
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

A - amber with a hazy orangish hue; soft white head; great retention

S - earthy, piny, floral - decent hop character

T - toasty, burnt malt character; floral, faint grapefruit

M - medium bodied, light carbonation, smooth

This one has an odd malt character. The toasted malt is off putting. The hop character is good but doesn't redeem this one. I'll probably avoid this in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2012 17:54:11 | More by tdm168
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin, creamy white mousse.

S: Faint aromas of ripe peach, nectarine, tangerine, caramel, cream, mandarin orange, and biscuits are present on the nose. Not nearly as assertive as I would like, but still very pleasant.

T: Notes of caramel, cream, vanilla, biscuits, nectarine, peach, tangerine, mandarin orange, lemon, and lime wash across the palate. The finish is gentle and fruity with a wealth of peach, nectarine, orange, and tangerine flavors.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and much creamier than I would expect from a beer of this style. Not all that crisp or dry. Very easy to drink.

O: This is a highly unusual APA, but is very appealing in its own way. The flavor profile is intriguing. I would love to sample this again, either out of the bottle or on-tap.

Serving type: growler

05-22-2012 12:55:01 | More by mrfrancis
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TheHopHeadGirl

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

6% pale ale from NC. Very cloudy orange color. At pizza paradisio a glass goes 6$. Glad i got a small glass cause its just comparing to thhe dogfish head saison du buff thats sitting on my table. Again, its ok. No aftertaste which is good. But it doesnt stand out either.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 19:20:16 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

05-07-2012 13:22:13 | More by twowheelssoar
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ssk


4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-30-2012 17:39:06 | More by ssk
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-28-2012 13:04:03 | More by acurtis
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Apellonious

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at pisgah brewery

A - cloudy golden orange. Thin head that sticks on the side of the glass.

S - citrus, fruit, mild hops

T - it's all here, hops, clean finish, some mild sweetness, malts, some back of tongue bitterness.

M - spot on. Great balance.

O - defintiely one of the better apa's I have had. Organic and fresh makes a difference.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2012 19:27:26 | More by Apellonious
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matzah

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-08-2012 19:15:28 | More by matzah
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13esd

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-25-2012 23:23:17 | More by 13esd
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

02-20-2012 07:43:37 | More by greencovesteve
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-18-2012 21:37:07 | More by Lantern
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bs870621345

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-06-2012 21:55:32 | More by bs870621345
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jrenn

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-25-2012 02:05:18 | More by jrenn
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heelsn02

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-23-2012 22:17:06 | More by heelsn02
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mdalpert

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

01-17-2012 17:46:18 | More by mdalpert
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a half finger head. Good head retention.

Slight aroma of citrusy hops along with some caramel malt. Not as strong as I would have liked.

Earthy hop flavors come in first followed by a moderate bitterness that lasts throughout. Biscuity malt flavors balance out the hoppyness quite nicely. Finished relatively clean leaving a slight earthy taste.

Overall a nice pale ale that I could easily drink all day long. Nothing too special about it but a solid enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 02:44:28 | More by rangerred
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jpotocik

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-05-2012 19:53:05 | More by jpotocik
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Brewsed

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -73.8%

01-03-2012 21:52:19 | More by Brewsed
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz beer pored into standard pint glass.

Appearance-Pours a golden brown with an orange hue. About a fingers width head with great lacing and good head retention.

Smell-Initial smell is a malt sweetness with a slight caramel notes. Not getting to much hop aroma at all which is disappointing considering the beer style. Even though it has a lack of hop aroma it still smells appetizing.

Taste-Taste is good. Get some sweet malty notes with slight orangey zest in there. Do not get really any bitterness until the swallow but is only there slightly.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with slight carbonation. Good overall for this style.

Overall-Very drinkable pale ale. Not my favorite but could enjoy drinking this all day. Would like a more aggressive hop taste and aroma to balance out the malt character this beer contains. Good but not as good as its IPA sibling.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 00:00:31 | More by mikem0487
Pisgah American Style Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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